Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
About seventy-five percent of my work could probably be categorized as street/ documentary photography. I witness and document small moments of time around me, slices of time I catch in an attempt to make some sense out of life.
I have done so since I started to take photographs, over thirty years ago. In 2011 I put a number of photographs together in both a book and an exhibit, using the title: “Slices of Time, Documenting the Random Moments of Life.” It is a project I am still working on.
The images I am exhibiting in this gallery are part of that project. These were mostly all taken in Maine over a period of years. The term “Street Photography” usually evokes feelings of an urban nature, something we don’t really have here in Maine. But I feel that the real nature of a street photograph has more to do with the state of human behavior rather than location, it is about who we are, a bit documentary, photographs about people interacting with each other and their environment.